Things a Christian needs

During his meeting the great missonary-evangelist E. Stanley Jones would often prompt his audiences by asking the question"Do you have a need?" He would receive a negative reply and then he would say, "If you don't think you have a need then that's your need. " Truer words were never spoken for we all (even the most advanced Christians) have needs. Here is a list according to the Word of God.

  1. We need His Presence daily (Ex. 33:14) Moses found His presence essential. We too need the infilling presence of the Spirit.
  2. We need His strength daily (Deut. 33:25Israel enjoyed the strength of God and coped with every calamity that befell them. We too need that strength to defeat the enemy.
  3. We need His daily allowance (II Kings 25:30)Johachin was granted a daily provision by the King as long as he lived. We too need a daily allowance of His grace for all circumsatnces of our lives.
  4. We need His blood applied daily (Exodus 12:13)God told the Israelites to strike the blood on the door-posts and the blood would prove a covering. We too need a covering of blood daily to cleanse us from all sin.
These are just a few of our needs. May we realize them and find that the God of Paul can suplly all our needs. Let us remember He is our God too.

Scripture: "But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Phil. 4:19

Rev. W. Scott Lockard

©2003 Pastor Lockard's Living on the Bright side Ministries